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Executive Summary

Kraton Corporation manufactures and sells styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers, and other products in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with solid track record.

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Share Price & News

How has Kraton's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: KRA's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Chemicals


US Market

1 Year Return




US Chemicals


US Market

Return vs Industry: KRA underperformed the US Chemicals industry which returned -8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: KRA underperformed the US Market which returned 4.3% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day6.1%3.4%1.9%
30 Day6.4%0.6%2.7%
90 Day87.3%32.8%26.4%
1 Year-48.0%-48.0%-5.9%-8.0%6.5%4.3%
3 Year-51.6%-51.6%13.8%-7.4%35.1%26.2%
5 Year-27.5%-27.5%35.0%5.0%67.0%48.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Kraton's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is Kraton undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: KRA ($16.37) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($45.45)

Significantly Below Fair Value: KRA is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: KRA is good value based on its PE Ratio (2.1x) compared to the Chemicals industry average (20.5x).

PE vs Market: KRA is good value based on its PE Ratio (2.1x) compared to the US market (16.4x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate KRA's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: KRA is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.5x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (1.9x).

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Future Growth

How is Kraton forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?


Forecasted annual revenue growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if KRA's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if KRA's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the US market

High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: KRA's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: KRA's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: KRA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (4.9%).

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Past Performance

How has Kraton performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: KRA has a large one-off gain of $159.6M impacting its March 31 2005 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: KRA's current net profit margins (13.8%) are higher than last year (2.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: KRA's earnings have grown significantly by 32.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: KRA's earnings growth over the past year (326.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (32.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: KRA earnings growth over the past year (326.5%) exceeded the Chemicals industry -12.5%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: KRA's Return on Equity (23.6%) is considered high.

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Financial Health

How is Kraton's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: KRA's short term assets ($752.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($427.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: KRA's short term assets ($752.8M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.4B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: KRA's debt to equity ratio (93.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: KRA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 94.3% to 93.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: KRA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (26.7%).

Interest Coverage: KRA's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.5x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Kraton current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate KRA's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate KRA's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if KRA's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if KRA's dividend payments have been increasing.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of KRA's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Kevin Fogarty (54yo)





Mr. Kevin M. Fogarty has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Kraton Corporation since January 14, 2008 and the Chief Executive Officer of Kraton Performance Polymers Limited. Mr. Fogarty serv ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Kevin's total compensation ($USD5.38M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.15M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Kevin's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Kevin Fogarty
President12.5yrsUS$5.38m0.81% $4.2m
Atanas Atanasov
Executive VP1.17yrsUS$1.99m0.032% $165.9k
Christopher Russell
VP & Chief Accounting Officer5.08yrsUS$588.43k0.020% $103.3k
James Simmons
Senior VP5.58yrsUS$1.11m0.075% $392.1k
Holger Jung
Senior VP & President of Polymer Segmentno dataUS$1.22m0.11% $597.0k
Marcello Boldrini
Senior VP & Chemical Segment President3.25yrsUS$1.07m0.10% $542.7k
Mark Santangelo
Senior Vice President of Global Operations0.17yrno data0.030% $155.1k
Vijay Mhetar
Senior VP & Chief Technology Officer3.5yrsUS$1.37m0.12% $600.4k
H. Shiels
Director of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Melinda Conley
Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer8.17yrsUS$868.36k0.12% $639.7k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: KRA's management team is considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Kevin Fogarty
President12.5yrsUS$5.38m0.81% $4.2m
Dan Smith
Independent Chairman & Presiding Director10.83yrsUS$320.01k0.22% $1.1m
Karen Twitchell
Independent Director10.58yrsUS$205.01k0.11% $593.5k
John Gallagher
Independent Director9yrsUS$210.01k0.14% $744.3k
Anna Catalano
Independent Director8.83yrsUS$190.01k0.11% $583.6k
Mark Blinn
Independent Director2.92yrsUS$190.01k0.049% $256.0k
Dominique Fournier
Independent Director8.42yrsUS$202.01k0.11% $563.3k
Shelley Bausch
Independent Director2.92yrsUS$190.01k0.049% $256.0k
Billie Williamson
Independent Non-Executive Director1.92yrsUS$190.01kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: KRA's board of directors are considered experienced (8.8 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Kraton Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Kraton Corporation
  • Ticker: KRA
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: US$521.457m
  • Shares outstanding: 31.85m
  • Website: https://www.kraton.com

Number of Employees


  • Kraton Corporation
  • 15710 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
  • Suite 300
  • Houston
  • Texas
  • 77032
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
KRANYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesUSUSDDec 2009
K21DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURDec 2009


Kraton Corporation manufactures and sells styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers, and other products in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It operates in two segments, Polymer and Chemical. The Polymer segment offers performance products, including styrene-butadiene-styrene for paving and roofing application; styrene-isoprene-styrene for personal care application; ethylene-vinyl acetate, polyolefins, and metallocene polyolefins for adhesives application; and specialty polymers, such as hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers, as well as isoprene rubber and isoprene rubber latex for use in medical and personal care products, adhesives, tackifiers, paints, and coatings. The Chemical segment provides pine-based specialty products that include rosin-based tackifiers for packaging and pressure-sensitive adhesive applications; terpene-based tackifiers for bookbinding, hygiene, and pressure-sensitive adhesive applications; alpha-methyl-styrene (AMS) resins for bookbinding and pressure-sensitive adhesive applications; and hot melt polyamides for flexible packaging, industrial, and road making applications. This segment also provides tall oil fatty acids; tall oil rosin; distilled tall oil; tall oil pitch; and rosin-based binders for the thermoplastic pavement marking submarket, as well as produces insoluble maleic-based tackifiers. In addition, this segment offers terpene-based tread enhancement resins and AMS-based tread enhancement additives; and dimer acids and terpene fractions for fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, mining fluids, coatings, metalworking fluids, and lubricants. It sells its products through various channels, including direct sales force, marketing representatives, and distributors under the Kraton and Cariflex brands. The company was formerly known as Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. and changed its name to Kraton Corporation in September 2016. Kraton Corporation is based in Houston, Texas. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/01 23:58
End of Day Share Price2020/07/01 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.